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Brewed by Domaine Pinnacle
Style: Ice Cider/Ice Perry
Frelighsburg, Canada
Serve in Flute, Stem glass

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Characteristics
- Unparelled richness
- Inimitable complexity... made from a blend of many apple varieties, including rare heritage apples
- Warm caramel and baked apple flavour
- Made in limited quantities... each bottle is uniquely numbered and hand-signed
- A naturally made ice cider... without added sugar or alcohol

Serving Suggestions
Due to its richness and concentration of flavours, we recommend serving Signature on its own, as a digestif. It also pairs exceptionally well with blue-veined or aged cheese and orchard fruit or nut-based desserts.

375 ml 11% alc./vol


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2009
(DC Local Gathering, thanks ygtbsm94) Clear apple juice body with nice legs and light viscosity. Aroma is moderately sweet, tart apple. Taste is moderately sweet, apple juice, alcohol, some tartness. Sticky medium-full body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
A golden cider with aroma of complex apple and citrus, mineral qualities. In mouth, a smooth sweet apple with nice oily mouthfeel, light mineral notes, medium alcohol in finale. Mondial des Cidres de Glace, Feb. 12 2011.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9553) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2009 Bottle No. 2872 - 2006 vintage.... This cider rocks!... Pours clear and deeply golden. Thick, creamy legwork reminiscent of a gallon of paint that has been splashed against a wall and begins to cascade its way toward the floor in a dense sheet. Nice apple, brown sugar and cinnamon nose – sweet and fruity with a suggestion of acidity and spice. Full-bodied with a mildly syrupy mouthfeel. Huge, sweet apple flavor up front that envelopes my palate, then slowly makes the transition toward gentle acidity on the sides of my tongue and back of my throat. Sweet and warming in the end. Thanks go out to TheCheeseMan for saving the last of the bottle for me and giving me the empty!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle shared by Victor at Monday Night Tasting. Pours reddish amber. Nose/taste of sugared apple, sugared pear, frozen apple cider and caramelized apple with vanilla. Full bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8569) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2009
Bottle 1425/5000 shared by puzzl. Mmm, mmm, I loves me some ice cider. Deep golden colour. Aroma is just loaded with concentrated, honey-laden apple and a soft sweet cinnamony spiciness. Really intensely fruity with lots of apple, a touch of tartness and even a bit of maple and brown sugar along the back. Sweet/tart, fruity and complex... awesome stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2005 Even when imbibed alongside their regular Cidre de Glace, this one is a mammoth...Just more of everything : 16 pounds of apples instead of 12, a decadent and luscious body for the hungriest amongst us, a little apple peel tartness to make it all glide effortlessly, a fine multi-layered aftertaste that adds to the complexity, and the story of a mysterious apple genus which has been thriving endemically on their land forever, of which they cannot find the origin...All euphoria aside, if you are not into apple pie sweetness, you will probably not appreciate this for what it is, but if you are open to tongueboggling precision and huge mouthfulls of flavor, you must try this...Probably one of the top 2 ice ciders in my book right now, awaiting a fantastic showdown with Frimas...My wallet will not appreciate the showdown though, which is the only downfall of these 2 majestic ciders, but it is to be expected from a tiny 375ml bottle which harbors 16 pounds of apples which were harvested from the tree itself in the coldest days of winter, all expertly transformed into marvelous cider...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2008
2008-06-01. Third day at Mondial and going strong... well, going anyways! Starting off with a cider seemed like a good way to kick start the senses. Dark golden yellow body (3+). Surprisingly mild aroma, light musty over-ripe apples, sweet. (7+) Sweet apples up front in the flavour, light sugar, quick tart apples in the finish have occasional touches of musty skins, lingering tart apples in the finish and aftertaste. Smooth, medium bodied palate has a nice weight to it without being too heavy. Pretty nice. 2006 Vintage Bottle, Mondial, Montreal, 6T

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2010
Darker copper-golden liquid. Old, wrinkled apples, full of sugars from last summer. Sweet apples with just a hint of sourishness in the mouth. Touches of old sherry, if sweeter. Viscous, oily, oozing alcohol. Another excellent cidre de glace. Thanks to Dany for bringing me another of these rare gems.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94 on 7/3/09: Pours a transparent viscous orange amber with nice thick legs. Has a fresh fruity apple nose with a good balance of crisp tartness with a hint of oak. Starts with good fullness and sweet caramely apples with a great tart balance before a crisp sweettart finish. Well-balanced and enjoyable with good complexity throughout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (7030) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle, shared for my in-laws 40th Anniversary. Labelled as #1346/5000. Lovely deep umber hue, sticky legs. Aroma is baked apples and pears, dark honey, caramel, hints of spices. Beautiful rounded palate of baked apple crumble, buttery toffee, light honey. Waves of flavour, balanced with a light acidity. Deep and rich, not cloying. We paired this with a fresh Penticton peach and plum cobbler and homemade candied ginger ice cream. It was one of the most memorable pairings we’ve had.


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